Is It Wrong For A Young Man To Ask Her Father For Her Hand In Marriage When…… He’s Never Asked Him For Her Heart?

Posted by on 19 March, 2011
This post was filed in Christian Living, Marriage and has 2 comments

Is it old fashioned for a young man to ask the father for permission to marry his daughter?

Or should the standard be even higher?

Stu has FOUR daughters so this is a subject that is of great interest to him. He wants to know what you think and we’ll open up the phone lines (866) 34-TRUTH and take your calls.

And to your left is Voddie Baucham’s book “What He Must Do If He Wants To Marry My Daughter” a  Stu recommended resource. Just click on the book cover to order.

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2 Comments on “Is It Wrong For A Young Man To Ask Her Father For Her Hand In Marriage When…… He’s Never Asked Him For Her Heart?”

  • 1.
    b baggins
    9 June, 2010, 4:35 pm

    I don’t have any children, but I know this is such an important topic. Stu has made some good points already, but I think he’s asking the wrong question. Shouldn’t the father be taking the lead and requiring that young men be known, if they wish to be involved with the daughter? Shouldn’t the father know not only the young man, but his parents too?

    Too much is going on that fathers aren’t even aware of (outside of their imagination).

    The young people are supposed to stand on the shoulders of giants (that is, their parents). Parents often don’t teach their children the lessons they learned (or should have) growing up. They just let their children experience the world without all the lessons that they took growing up…that’s insane! How are we ever going to make progress in this world? Each generation should be even more disciplined than the one that preceeded.

  • 2.
    22 March, 2011, 8:20 pm

    I have 3 sons, and no daughters, but if I DID have daughters, I would want them to ask permission to DATE my daughters. I agree with B.B. – our family should know, or get to know the other family very well, BEFORE the young people begin to get serious. If the boy is not man enough to face the father, he is not man enough to date the daughter.